Thursday, November 14, 2013

Masahiro Tanaka May Not Be Posted Afterall

The worst case scenario for the New York Yankees may be coming true after we learned this morning that Major League Baseball is withdrawing their proposal for changed to the Japanese posting system. Apparently talks have hit a snag on the changes for the new posting system and it is up in the air for whether or not Tanaka will be posted by the Rakuten Golden Eagles.

MLB owners are concerned that teams will no longer be able to afford the posting fees for these players if the upward trend continues and that may be the deal breaker. Without an agreement Japanese players would not be able to come over to the states until they have had nine years of service time in Japan. This would make them a free agent and totally eliminate the posting system all together. 

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Sorry for the Capatcha... Blame the Russians :)